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Central America / Reagan Administration #291794

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 24, 1983
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(Studio) Move noted underway on Capitol Hill to halt funds for covert operations in Central America to overthrow Nicaraguan government
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Congress concern over Pentagon's proposed increase of United States military presence in El Salvador and United States naval exercises off coasts of Nicaragua examined. [Courtesy ABC, ambassador Anthony QUAINTON - claims United States policy is to modify behavior of Nicaraguan government rather than overthrow it.] [Senator Christopher DODD - feels administration action is illegal.] United States military action in Central America noted increasing despite calls by Contadora Group that all sides restrain themselves. [Representative Michael BARNES - feels United States is increasing tension, confrontation and possibility of general war.] Reagan noted meeting tomorrow with Central America commission chairperson Henry Kissinger.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

Dean, Morton;
Ferrugia, John

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